Portland – One of the largest seizures in this State of lobsters less than the legal length was made today by wardens at Orr’s Island when five thousand were taken from 20 cars, part of which were submerged and liberated.

“The Field of the Cloth of Gold” is Ringling Brothers’ sublime, beautiful and instructive new spectacular production. In its action are 1,200 characters, 200 choristers, 300 dancing girls and a band of fifty soloists. The great show will exhibit in Lewiston, Tuesday, July 11, and give two performances only, at 2 o’clock in the afternoon and in the evening at 8 o’clock.

50 Years Ago, 1955

That chilled quart of milk you pulled from the refrigerator this morning for use at the breakfast table is going to cost an additional two cents, beginning Friday. According to a revised price schedule handed down by the Maine Milk Commission, effective July 1, area milk dealers are due to come out with an across-the-board increase of two cents a quart and one cent a pint. The price of a quart of white or flavored milk on the retail market in the Lewiston-Auburn area, now 21½ cents, will climb to 23½ cents.

25 Years Ago, 1980

Computers, which have been used in almost every facet of the business world, are being studied for their feasibility in application to one of Maine’s largest employers, the shoe industry. As part of a University of Southern Maine-based research project, a contract has been awarded to the New Enterprise Institute to study how computers could help make the development and delivery of shoe patterns to the manufacturers more efficient. Computer use would, according to a report from the institute, make it much quicker for U.S. manufacturers to get onto the market with a new product.


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